Microsoft to fix persisting issues with Windows 10 Start Menu in upcoming update

Laurent Giret

Windows 10, Anniversary Update

Last month, Microsoft acknowledged that some users running the latest version of Windows 10 were encountering issues with the Start Menu and Windows Search. These problems surfaced following last month’s Patch Tuesday, but surprisingly, Microsoft later marked these issues as “resolved.”

“At this time, Microsoft has not found a Search or Start issue significantly impacting users originating from KB4515384,” the company said on the Windows Health Dashboard on September 19. “We will continue monitoring to ensure users have a high-quality experience when interacting with these areas.”

As it turns out, some users on Windows 10 version 1903 are still experiencing problems with the Start Menu. In a post on the Microsoft Answers website spotted first by Windows Latest (via ZDNet), a Microsoft engineer has answered to a user reporting a critical error after installing this month’s Patch Tuesday. “We are aware of this issue and estimate a resolution to be released in late October,” the Microsoft employee replied on October 12.

As of this writing, Microsoft has yet to update the release notes for this month’s Patch Tuesday (KB4517389) to mention these persisting issues with the Windows 10 Start Menu. It’s still not clear if the problem is widespread, but let’s hope Microsoft will finally fix it for good in the next patch for Windows 10 version 1903.